Monday, November 16, 2020, Christopher Doyle Carney passed away at the age of 56. Chris was born December 24, 1963 in Nashville, Tennessee. He joined the US Air Force at 17 to become a pilot and serve the country he loved so much. He later transferred to the US Army and flew Medevac Blackhawk Helicopter helping to rescue his brothers and sisters from the battlefield. While serving in the military, Chris was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross for exceptional valor and extraordinary heroism saving 11 lives and flying missions in often hostile and harsh environments. He ended his military career as a company commander and retired after 31 years of service. After retirement, he was the chief pilot and lead instructor for several civilian companies specializing in aeromedical evacuations and tactics training. In January 2018, he entered duty with US Customs and Border Protection as an Air Interdiction Agent where he served as a pilot at the McAllen Air and Marine Branch in order to continue serving and protecting his country. Not only was he devoted to his country, but also to his family and friends, and to his faith in Jesus Christ.
Chris was preceded in death by his father, Max Carney. He is survived by his fiancé Jenie Ferguson, his mother Marjorie Carney, his daughter Kristen (Jason) Cardwell, his grandsons Nicholas and Nathan, his sisters Cynthia Akins and Annita Ziegler, and brothers David (Kim) Carney and Tim (Kim) Carney, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A private ceremony was held December 11, 2020 at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.